In Ethiopia, the AIDS epidemic has left more than one million children without parents. Compassionate groups and individuals have taken on responsibility to raise and care for not only family members and neighbors, but also unique orphanages. This film explores the stories of these caregivers, and the young people for whom they care. Through the films, the viewer is able to "visit" with these children in their new homes for a birthday party, a meal together, a day at school, and much more.
All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films.
November 27, 2012 Subject:
Focus On The Children Left Behind
Wow! More than one million children left behind without parents! That is an incredible number. The volunteers who help by teaching, setting up orphanages, and even taking orphans into their own home are proof of the amazing spirit of these folks. A celebration of the impact of the people in caring and loving this left-behind children!
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producers: Amy Hill, Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Camera: Matthew Luotto, Henock Hailu, Cotton Coulson
Editors: Amy Hill, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Still Images: Sisse Brimberg
Music: Aster Awake
Outreach: Maribea Berry, Johanna Gereke
Principal advisor: Dr. Agonafer Tekalegne
Fifth film in series: "SEEDS of HOPE: Meeting the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia"
Amharic language version